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Colleges / Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

Colorado Mesa University Admissions

If you want to apply to Colorado Mesa University, the fee for the application costs $30.

Colorado Mesa University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Colorado Mesa University's admissions stats.

Colorado Mesa University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Mean SAT Score 1050
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 45.7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13.3%
Waitlist No

Colorado Mesa University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Colorado Mesa University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Colorado Mesa University?

Colorado Mesa University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Colorado Mesa University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Colorado Mesa University

Colorado Mesa University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Colorado Mesa University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Colorado Mesa University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Colorado Mesa University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Colorado Mesa University for more information on admission factors.

Colorado Mesa University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Colorado Mesa University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Colorado Mesa University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Colorado Mesa University?

Students admitted to Colorado Mesa University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.5% submitted a class rank. At Colorado Mesa University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 50% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Colorado Mesa University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 16.8%
3.75 and 3.99 14.4%
3.50 and 3.74 13.6%
3.25 and 3.49 12.5%
3.00 and 3.24 11.4%
2.50 and 2.9 17.9%
2.00 and 2.49 10.5%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Colorado Mesa University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Colorado Mesa University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Colorado Mesa University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 45.7% of Colorado Mesa University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13.3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Colorado Mesa University?

To be competitive with other Colorado Mesa University applicants, you should aim to score between 950 and 1190 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Colorado Mesa University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1190 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Colorado Mesa University student is 1050.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Colorado Mesa University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Colorado Mesa University?

To be most competitive at Colorado Mesa University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Colorado Mesa University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Colorado Mesa University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Colorado Mesa University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Colorado Mesa University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Colorado Mesa University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Colorado Mesa University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Colorado Mesa University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Colorado Mesa University.

Does Colorado Mesa University accept transfer credits?

✅ Colorado Mesa University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Colorado Mesa University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Colorado Mesa University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Colorado Mesa University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Colorado Mesa University?

❌ No, Colorado Mesa University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Colorado Mesa University's acceptance rate?

✅ Colorado Mesa University has an acceptance rate of 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Colorado Mesa University?

❌ Colorado Mesa University does not offer early decision.

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Colorado Mesa University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Colorado Mesa University? Colorado Mesa University is a less selective institution. The Colorado Mesa University acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.


Colorado Mesa University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado Mesa University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colorado Mesa University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


19 to 26


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colorado Mesa University is 22. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado Mesa University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Colorado Mesa University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

950 - 1190


Math SAT Range

471 - 590


Reading SAT Range

480 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1190 and Above


950 to 1190


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colorado Mesa University students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1190 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colorado Mesa University, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1190 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Mesa University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Colorado Mesa University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.28. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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